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Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:30am EST
understand how the health care law is going to help them or hurt them. >> they know they can get extremist bickering somewhere else. >> people say that we're revolutionary. our revolution is just going back to doing the best in journalism. >> this is the place to go watch high quality journalism, period. >> welcome back. i'm ray suarez. we're giving the affordable care act and the online enrollment process a checkup. we go to the deputy secretary of u.s. department of health and human services anded a jumping fellow at the hudson institute and author of "what jefferson read, ike watched and obama tweeted: 200 years in the white house." and jodie ray, from the university of south florida, and igor, coauthor of "prescriptions for real healthcare reform." jodie ray, you're helping to guy navigate the insurance. how is it going down there now? >> we've been busy. we've been very busy. we have over 90 navigators on the ground, and we've got a lot of folks scheduling appointments and walking in to get assistance to apply . our navigators have been using all forms of applications to ensure that e
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm EST
the law means for them? >> well, i think that's true regardless of the condition of the website. we're finding that our navigators are spending a lot of time explaining the idea of just what is insurance. what is the marketplace. what is insurance. how to use it, and then we're getting through the website, and you're on the other side, you're getting a lot of health coverage options for which you needing to through. the navigators need to go through the coverage options that consumers are being provided. so i think regardless of the website that is true no matter what. >> debby troy, the coo of one of the largest departments in the federal government. you know how a big beast an wita lot of moving parts can be a challenge. has the obama administration gotten over the hump at this point? has the marshal plan with the website with increaseds functionality and more volume available solve some of the bigger problems? >> i don't think so. everyone can agree the launch was terrible. this artificial report card, they're grading themselves on an artificial deadline of november 30th. well, w
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:30am EST
of the new law, nobody has acquitted themselves very well these last few months, so it's not surprising that the american's people's frustrations with washington are at an all-time high. but we know the people's frustrations run deeper than these most recent political battles. the frustration is rooted in their own daily battles. to make ends meet, pay for college, buy a home, save for retirement. it's rooted in the nagging sense that no matter how hard they work the deck is stack against them, and it's rooted in the fear that their kids won't be better off than they were. they may not follow the constant back and forth in washington or all of the policy details, but they experience in a very personal way the relentless decades-long trend that i want to spend some time talking about today. and that is a dangerous and growing inequality in lack of upward mobility. i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. making sure our economy works for every working american. that's why i ran for president. it was the center of last year's campaign. it drives everything i do in this office
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
because of the stay laws that the cities operate under, it was difficult to keep their labor costs within their ability to raise taxes. the other big problem in harrisburg was that they undertook an incinerator project to dispose of trash and issued a lot of bonds to try to get the incinerator to operate properly. it was just basically a functional disaster. it really faced those two problems which caused a lot of stress on everything in the city's budget. >> dean, right now the judge has cleared the way in detroit for a wide set of stake holders to take a haircut. a lot of cities are still in the process. does that decision make it more to be that places like stockton, san bernardino, may look back at their pensioners, their obligations to city workers in a way that they might not have before? >> well, every city has its own circumstance. what was striking in detroit, and i don't know if this is the case in california, is that in michigan, the state constitution guarantees pension. this in my view was a striking ruling. the constitution is a creation of the state. it says pensions should
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
the age of eight, my grandfather was trained in passive resistence. that you go, break these unjust laws, and go to jail. and you remember, if you saw the movie gandhi, and you know from the history, these people would go and break the law. and they would go inside and get arrested and go to jail. and nelson mandela carried that movement and into the black independent movement. they weren't distinct at the time, these were all about freedom. if you weren't white you weren't getting freedoms. and in the end my family had to leave because they had been involved in the antiapartheid. >> what years in. >> my family left in 1961, their business was destroyed, bulldozed by the government, because they had been involved in the financing of apartheid.nd they left butt back, we went back in the 90's, and they are south african citizens and have watched this country build. and the ambassador was right, this country was going to have problems any way. all of the money, all of the education, all of the business opportunity went to a very very small minority, and if you want to equal that out, it is
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 11:30am EST
to hire people. tuesday's vote was an unanimous 13-0. as for all d.c. laws it will need to be approved by congress. if that happens, d.c.'s minimum wage will gradually become $4 more than the federal level. niya hopes that extra money in her paycheck will bring a better life to herself and her son. >> joining us now, heidi, an economist with the economic policy institute where she focuses on the low-wage labor market. and from los angeles, writer and senior fell low at the campaign for america's future, and mark wilson, he served as deputy assistant secretary for employment standards administration at the u.s. department of labor for president george w. bush. he now heads applied economic strategy. so heidi, we saw niya pots. if that d.c. minimum wage raise was to go through. she's looking at an extra $26 per shift. where does that money come from? >> that money will come--aside from just coming from the employer? what we know is that what the evidence shows is it's not going to come from her coworkers getting laid off. the evidence--this is one of the most researched things in labor e
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 11:30am EST
average viewer want's to actually understand how the health care law is going to help them or hurt them. >> they know they can get extremist bickering somewhere else. >> people say that we're revolutionary. our revolution is just going back to doing the best in journalism. >> this is the place to go watch high quality journalism, period. >> welcome back. we're talking about air travel and the u.s. airways-american airlines merger. rick seaney can the united states government ever say no to a merger now that they've said yes to this one after they were so opposed to it in the beginning? does this clear the way for even more consolidation? >> i think you hit it on the head. i don't think there are many players, many dance partners to consolidate at the moment. but if you look at the case they brought, the crux of their case was these small cities of which there are 120 to 150 of them that are between two and four hours away from major hub cities, they're only going to end up with one carrier when this is all said and done after this is the fourth mega merge center five years, and those fo
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